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Islamic State Beheads Kidnapped Photojournalist James Wright Foley and Posts Footage Online

A video allegedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley, missing in Syria for 636 days, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was released today.

National Guard Doesn't Improve Ferguson Situation, White House Said to Throttle Records Requests, Fighting Worsens Over Ukraine City: P.M. Links

2 days agoNews : Reason

Oddly, sending the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri, didn't make people less pissed off at official brutality. Maybe ry something else? Attorney General Eric Holder is said to be "flooding he zone [with investigators]," which actually may be an improvement on the status quo in Ferguson. Show More Summary

Islamic State vows to 'drown all of you in blood'

The Islamic State is vowing retribution should U.S. According to Reuters, a newly released video by the Islamic State shows a picture of an American man who had been beheaded in Iraq during the initial U.S. The Islamic State has focused...Show More Summary

Capt. Ron Johnson to Don Lemon: Police in Ferguson Are Getting a ‘Bad Rap’

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

On Tuesday afternoon, CNN's Don Lemon spoke to Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in an attempt to find out how things got so bad between protesters and police Monday night in Ferguson. After hearing from Johnson that there were between 50 and 60 arrests in the city, Lemon asked, "What happened, Captain?"

Sprint's Cheapest Ever Family Plan Takes on T-Mobile

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Sprint just launched its Family Share Pack, which gives families or groups up to 40GB of data for $100 a month. Sprint's new Family Share Pack gives customers 20GB of data for $100, regardless of the number of people in the group. While...Show More Summary

Fox’s Outnumbered Hosts Explode at Geraldo for ‘Irresponsible’ Ferguson Comments

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Geraldo Rivera wasted no time Tuesday afternoon lighting dynamite under an Outnumbered panel and setting the thing off. The fuse: his conviction that the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be racially tinged, much like the trial of George Zimmerman.

The Shutter: Prasino Suddenly Shuttered Amidst Internal Issues

Four months after the Rosemont location closed, the Prasino city flagship abruptly shuttered yesterday on Division Street in Wicker Park. And although the Wicker Park location was busy, unlike the Fashion Outlets of Chicago outpost, ownership squabbles and overspending...

Best Watch: Victory Luau Will Feature A Local All-Star Team

2 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

Victory Sandwich Bar is hosting its fourth-annual luau on Sunday, and a few local favorites will provide the food and drink. Kevin Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter and forthcoming Krog Street Market restaurant The Cockentrice will be in the kitchen,...

US poll shows racial divide over Ferguson teen killing

Black and white Americans have sharply divided opinions over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer and the consequent protests, a poll showed Friday. Brown's killing on August 9 in the town of Ferguson,...Show More Summary

Sous Chef Wanted: From chef Josh Stockton: "Gold Cash...

From chef Josh Stockton: "Gold Cash Gold is looking for a sous chef. We are looking for someone with a passion for food. Someone who has a passion for butchery, charcuterie and preserving local produce. Experience is a plus, but...

Lawyers Defend Teen Whose Dinosaur-Hunting Story Got Him Arrested

3 minutes agoNews : Reason

Here's an update on the case of Alex Stone, he South Carolina 16-year-old who was arrested after penning an obviously fictional story about shooting a dinosaur as part of a class assignment. I spoke with Stone's lawyer, David Aylor,Show More Summary

Development Watch: Two Hot Pieces of Land Are Now For Sale in the South Loop

Not long ago we took a look at how the Wells-Wentworth Connector project stands to be a great driving force for South Loop development along Wells Street, an area that's been filled with vacant lots for decades now because...

The Shooting of Michael Brown and the Phantom Menace of Drug-Crazed Blacks

6 minutes agoNews : Reason

Some commentators have suggested, based on little or no evidence, that drugs made Michael Brown behave in a way that caused Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson to shoot him. In my latest Forbes column, I argue that such speculation...Show More Summary

Kathy Griffin to Minaj: I want a booty challenge

5 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge.

GM reviewing timing of Russia plant expansion

General Motors Co said on Friday it was reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant near St Petersburg because of a slump in the auto market. The plant currently makes Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, and Chevrolet Trailblazer models. Show More Summary

Flipping Out: It's official: people in the...

It's official: people in the D.C. area sure love to flip. RealtyTrac concluded that only San Jose, California averages a higher gross profit per flip than the District. That said, the average gross profit is actually down from this....

Brooklyn Bridge flags back on U.S. soil, police says

8 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two German artists claimed responsibility earlier this month for replacing American flags with white ones

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in 'The Royals'

LONDON (AP) — Move over Helen Mirren, there's a new queen in town — Elizabeth Hurley.

Michigan County Sheriff’s Department Dumps Armored Military Truck

9 minutes agoNews : Reason

In April, the sheriff's department of Saginaw County, Michigan, landed itself one of those Mine Resistant Ambush Proof (MRAP) armored military vehicles being handed out to law enforcement agencies across the country willy nilly. At the ime,...Show More Summary

Development Watch: Plans are in the works to...

8 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

Plans are in the works to potentially construct a historic barn at the entrance to Steamboat Ski Area, much like the old iconic Butterfly Barn sitting just down the hill. The project was first proposed in 2013 and a city...

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